Dealer shuffles the deck

Have just had my second class with Highball, and Folks, the man is a Shuffler. You walk into class, put your stuff down, help bring out a barre, stand beside it, wait for the class to start, in walks Highball, and the Shuffling begins.
You! Come here!
You! More back, back.
This barre! Move forward please!
You and you! Switch!
You! Come here! You go there!
Piano starts, you do a few exercises and then,
You and you! Switch please! Today! Now!
Do a few more exercises and,
You come please here. You go back!
And then center work,
You here, you there!
First time I took his class, I was moved four times. Second class I was moved once.
I just figured he was insane until telling a friend. She said, “Oh! I hate it when they do that! What does it mean?! Is it because you’re doing a good job or a bad job? They never tell you!”
So apparently this is some kind of ballet class phenomena?
Some kind of bizarre, keep you guessing, mind game?
Luckily the Adult Beginner is so puffed-up with self-esteem that she is impervious to such tricks.
I decided to roll with it by believing it was a promotion. Hey, lookit! I’m being promoted to the back corner! Way to go, Self! (pat pat pat)
I figure if a teacher moves you it at least means they see you. And I gotta say it was highly amusing every time he shouted at someone else, Today! Now! Yes you! Today!

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About adultbeginner

Had my first ballet class Ever at the advanced age of thirty-two. Yikes.
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2 Responses to Dealer shuffles the deck

  1. Dorothy says:

    I love the tag Bar(k) Bar(k) Bar(k)

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